Krypton: Season 2 (DVD) – Series Review
Follow Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Distributor: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Episodes: 10
Duration: 42 minutes (per episode)

Krypton: Season 2 (DVD) – Series Review

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Good: More action, Better flow, Lobo
Bad: No proper ending for a 'final' season
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Back in December 2019, Krypton was one of those DC series that took us by surprise. The series wasn’t all about fight choreography or didn’t include many superhero powers, it was basically the unraveling of the destruction of Krypton, Superman’s home planet. Of course, things took a turn towards typical comic book material when it involved time traveling, the inclusion of Brainiac and other Sci-Fi tropes. Nonetheless, the series was somewhat more political in nature and gave us a good look at what kind of society reigned supreme on Krypton, several generations before the birth of Kal-El. Hoping the second season would pick up the pace, but also keep the atmosphere from season 1 intact, we were curious to see what new adventures were laid out before us. Sadly, we learned that Krypton got canceled and will not be back for a third season. While not having a proper ending, you have to decide if the story is still worth watching.

Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe) finds himself locked up in the Phantom Zone with the collector of worlds, Brainiac (Blake Ritson), who is manipulating Seg into escaping this timeless prison. When successful, the duo finds themselves on Brainiac’s homeworld, where Seg is supposed to help him regenerate. Brainiac promises to help Seg get home in return. While initially it seemed the pair had to make do with each other, Seg finds himself seemingly killing the villain. Sadly, from here on out things go wrong for the lost Kryptonian.

On Krypton six months have passed and Zod (Colin Salmon) is resting comfortably as the supreme leader of Kandor City. Lyta (Georgina Campbell), is supporting him every step, even in actions that she would not have supported in the past. She is dealing with the loss of Seg, who she presumed dead, or at least lost forever.

Somewhere more remote, the rebels are trying to show how Zod is suppressing the people on Krypton. This rebel alliance is lead by Val-El (Ian McElhinney), Jax-Ur (Hannah Waddingham) and Nyssa-Vex (Wallis Day). Nyssa is still occupied with finding her father to properly learn about her past.

The flow of this second season feels a lot different (and better) than the first one. You will still have the proper framing of the situation on Krypton, but also more action, more entertainment, proper villains from the first episode and so on. You will have a lot more content squeezed into the average 42 minutes per episode. You will see quicker progress, even with the odd slower episode now and then.

In terms of acting performances, not much has changed. Every character, thus also its cast member, had to adapt to the new living conditions of Krypton. This means that allegiances have shifted for some characters, others had to deal with a huge trauma, others had to flee, and others slowly went insane in an intergalactic timeless prison. Everyone does a stellar job in bringing Krypton to life, and we could not have hoped for a better cast, and that is actually a rare thing to say for these TV series. Emmett J. Scanlan is a new face this season and he takes up the role as the somewhat cheeky and foulmouthed Lobo. It’s not an easy task to take on the role of a fearless bounty hunter who has murdered everyone on his own planet. Scanlan nails it, and we actually hoped to see more of him this season than the few snippets that are included.

There are only two special features to be found on the DVD edition of the second season of Krypton, and one we have already seen on several other releases from 2019 and onwards. This is the feature about the villains in the DC Universe, and while initially a nice feature, it’s ridiculous to have this one as an extra for this many series and for nearly two years now. The last one actually revolves around Superman, which is certainly a plus. This last farewell to the series could have been so much more when looking at the extras of the physical edition.

Conclusion

Krypton: Season 2 is actually an awesome continuation of the series, as everything seemed to be moving in the right direction. You had politics, character development, a bit of murder sprinkled in-between, and proper action and villains right off the bat. We don’t understand why this series got canceled because of its initial low ratings, as it could have amassed a lot more viewers who found the first season a bit too slow. While we secretly hope this series will get picked up by another network in the future because the story isn’t finished yet, we still very much enjoyed watching these first two (and only) seasons of Krypton.

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